Tag Archives: 1980s

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A Most Violent Year

There have been many pretenders to Sidney Lumet’s vacant throne. Here is a thoroughly engrossing heir — with plenty of meat on its bones and ice in its veins. Continue reading

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That’s My Boy

It’s cliche, it’s predictable, and at times it’s even cringe-worthy. Yet, “That’s My Boy” remains to be Sandler’s best effort in years…thanks to Andy Samberg that is. Continue reading

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The Heineken Kidnapping

“The Heineken Kidnapping” is the Dutch equivalent of our “Suicide Kings,” except it’s a true story. Continue reading

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Big Miracle

A relatively engaging based-on-true-events fish movie, “Big Miracle” satisfies all of the requirements of the inspirational true story. Continue reading

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Killer Elite

This meathead version of “Ronin” is clotted with complicated plot threads, but it’s all cover for several cock-punching throwdowns. That’s not necessarily bad. Continue reading

The Spate of ’80s Remakes

This week Joe and Chris yap about “Fright Night,” “Conan the Barbarian” and the recent spate of ’80s remakes. Continue reading

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The Puppet Monster Massacre

A blood-soaked, felt ’80s throwback. Continue reading

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The Music Never Stopped

An interesting premise is ruined by stale filmmaking and underwritten characters. Continue reading

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Take Me Home Tonight

Sam reviews the film that looks back on the time in which people were obsessed with looking forward. Continue reading

The 13 Greatest “Friday” Moments, Part I

Over the years the “Friday the 13th” series has given us plenty, and sure it was mostly bad, but much of it was awesomely bad. Continue reading

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